|Publication number||US5084914 A|
|Application number||US 07/604,132|
|Publication date||Feb 4, 1992|
|Filing date||Oct 19, 1990|
|Priority date||Oct 19, 1990|
|Publication number||07604132, 604132, US 5084914 A, US 5084914A, US-A-5084914, US5084914 A, US5084914A|
|Original Assignee||Mary Hesch|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (28), Non-Patent Citations (2), Referenced by (29), Classifications (7), Legal Events (4)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
The present invention relates generally to an invalid garment and more particularly to a combination invalid shirt and trousers wherein a substantial portion of the seat of the trousers is removed providing an open seat. A waistband and the trouser legs are slit down the back from the open seat to the lower end of the legs and held closed with VELCRO type hook and loop closures. The waistband can be attached with VELCRO to hold the trousers in place on a person. The invalid shirt can be worn with the front part of the shirt tail in the trousers and the back part of the shirt tail outside covering the opening in the trousers seat.
Applicant is aware of the following patents that show various types of invalid garments and other related garments: U.S. Pat. Nos. 3,111,680 to Horowitz et al, 3,140,718 to Farkas, 3,208,454 to Farkas, 3,828,785 to Gamm et al, 3,994,026 to Sampey and 4,835,795 to Lonon. None of these patents show a garment that can be made up of a invalid shirt and trousers wherein the open seat of the trousers is removed and the invalid shirt tail covers the rear of the trousers. The legs are slit so that the trousers can be put onto a patient while the patient is in a sitting position and the shirt tail is allowed to cover the opening caused by the removed part of the trousers.
It is an object of the invention to provide an improved invalid garment.
Another object of the invention is to provide an invalid garment that is simple in construction, economical to manufacture and simple and efficient to use.
Another object of the invention is to provide an invalid garment, shirt and trousers, that can be put on a patient while the patient is in a sitting position or standing on both feet or lying down.
With the above and other objects in view, the present invention consists of the combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and more particularly pointed out in the appended claims, it being understood that changes may be made in the form, size, proportions and minor details of construction without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.
FIG. 1 is a front view of the invalid garment with the shirt tail tucked in the trousers, according to the invention.
FIG. 2 is a rear view of the garment shown in FIG. 1 with the rear part of the shirt tail out of the trousers covering the open seat.
FIG. 3 is a rear view of the trousers according to the invention.
FIG. 4 is a front view of the invalid shirt according to the invention.
FIG. 5 is a cross sectional view taken on line 5--5 of FIG. 2.
Now with more particular reference to the drawing, invalid garment 10 is made up of invalid shirt 12 and trousers 14. Invalid shirt 12 has shirt front 15, shirt back 16, sleeves 18, collar 20 and shirt tail 22. Back 16 of invalid shirt 12 has slit 24 extending from collar 20 to shirt tail 22 dividing back 16 into first panel 26 and second panel 28. First attaching means 27 is attached to first panel 26 and is adapted to connect to second attaching means 29 on second panel 28 for removably connecting first panel 26 to second panel 28. First attaching means 27 and second attaching means 29, as shown, may be made up of tie strings which are of a type commonly used on hospital gowns, or the like, or the attaching means could be VELCRO.
Shirt tail 22 has side slits 56 separating front shirt tail part 23 from rear shirt tail part 25. Side slits 56 extend from waistband position 30' to the bottom of shirt tail 22. Waistband position 30' is be the position on invalid shirt 12 that a trousers waistband would normally engage a shirt. Front shirt tail part 23 is adapted to be worn inside trousers 14 and rear shirt tail part 25 is adapted to be worn outside trousers 14 overhanging open seat 44 of trousers 14 to conceal open seat 44.
Invalid shirt 12 can easily be removed by releasing first attaching means 27 and second attaching means 29 then lifting invalid shirt 12 off in a forward direction. Invalid shirt 12 has a seam along front 15 that is closed, but could be unbuttoned if necessary. Front buttons and back pockets are for decoration. Slit 24 at the rear of invalid shirt 12 has bindings 51 which are a type familiar to those skilled in the art.
Trousers 14 are made up of waistband 30, trousers front 32, open seat 44, back pockets 35, legs 36, crotch 31 and fly 38 which divides trousers front 32 into first side panel 40 and second side panel 42. Open seat 44 extends from waistband 30 to bottom hem 45. The sides of open seat 44 are also hemmed. Open seat 44 aids in changing trousers 14 since open seat 44 provides an opening between the patient and the object he is resting on.
Waistband 30 is attached to trousers 14 above open seat 44. First releasable means 48 and second releasable means 54 may be VELCRO or any other suitable attaching means.
Leg slit 58 is formed along the rear along the center of the back of legs 36 extending from bottom hem 45 of open seat 44 to lower end 47. Leg slits 58 are provided for convenience in changing trousers 14. VELCRO material may be used as a releasable means 48 and 54.
In order to change trousers 14, it is necessary to release first releasable means 48 and second releasable means 54 at waistband 30 and release first closing means 57 and second closing means 60, which may be VELCRO material, on legs 36 and lift trousers 14 forwardly off a patient in a sitting, standing or lying position. Replacing trousers 14 can be conveniently done for a patient, who may be either in a sitting, standing or lying position, by merely laying trousers 14 over the patient's lap and attaching waistband 30 by means of first releasable means 48 and second releasable means 54.
The foregoing specification sets forth the invention in its preferred, practical forms but the structure shown is capable of modification within a range of equivalents without departing from the invention which is to be understood is broadly novel as is commensurate with the appended claims.
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|U.S. Classification||2/79, 2/83, 2/227|
|Cooperative Classification||A41D13/129, A41D13/1263|
|Jul 17, 1995||FPAY||Fee payment|
Year of fee payment: 4
|Aug 31, 1999||REMI||Maintenance fee reminder mailed|
|Feb 6, 2000||LAPS||Lapse for failure to pay maintenance fees|
|Apr 18, 2000||FP||Expired due to failure to pay maintenance fee|
Effective date: 20000204